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Side view of a stack of carrot cake bliss balls with a missing bite in a white bowl

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

These Carrot Cake Protein Balls are loaded with all the flavors you love in a classic carrot cake and make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or pre-workout snack for spring and Easter! These bliss balls are made with healthy dates, crunchy nuts, grated carrots and packed with protein and nutrition. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and freezer-friendly!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bliss balls, carrot cake bliss balls, carrot cake proten balls, coconut protein balls, date balls, date protein balls, healthy protein balls, healthy vegan snacks, homemade snacks, quick snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 protein balls
Calories 121 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2/3 cup shredded / grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut or coconut flakes
  • 8 Medjool dates , pitted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup , plus more only as needed. You can sub date syrup, yacon syrup, Lakanto sugar-free maple syrp or any preferred sticky liquid sweetener.
  • 2 tbsp creamy unsalted cashew butter (or any nut butter / seed butter of choice)
  • 1 tbsp plant-based protein powder , we like NuZest Just Clean or Sprout Living Pea Protein but you can use your favorite. We have not tested this with a Whey protein powder since we wanted to keep this recipe vegan but feel free to do so if it fits with your dietary preference.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For rolling

  • unsweetened finely shredded coconut

For the optional glaze


  1. Place the walnuts and cashews into a food processor. Process until finely chopped.

    Blended walnuts and cashews in a food processor bowl
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until the dates and the mixture clumps together. Taste and adjust consistency and sweetness to taste by adding more nut butter and / or maple syrup. 

    Top view of blended ingredients to make carrot cake protein balls in a food processor
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. (Chill mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes for easier rolling as needed).

    Roll each ball into a little bit of shredded coconut and place on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle each bliss ball with some melted white chocolate. Allow chocolate to set.

    Scattered carrot protein balls on a parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Store in a resealable bag or airtight container in the fridge (for up to 1 week) or freezer for up to 3 months.

    Side view of a stack of carrot cake bliss balls with a missing bite in a white bowl

Recipe Notes

How to Store 

Keep your energy balls in an airtight container in the fridge. We personally love enjoying them once they've been chilled! They'll stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week.

How to Freeze

These bliss balls will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 1 month. Just remember to keep them in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Thaw frozen date balls in the fridge before enjoying.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.